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Solomon Moriba
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The daughter of former U.S. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush has been involved in humanitarian work for more than a decade.

FORT WORTH (February 28, 2018) – Jenna Bush Hager will be the keynote speaker at The Salvation Army’s 2018 Annual Doing The Most Good Luncheon on Friday, March 23, from noon until 1:30 p.m. at the Omni Hotel, 1300 Houston Street in Fort Worth.

Hager is a contributing correspondent on NBC's Today show and an editor-at-large for Southern Living magazine. She is also the author of The New York Times best seller, Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope, which she wrote after traveling to Latin America in 2006 as an intern with the United Nations Children’s Fund, UNICEF. Ana's Story is based on the life of a 17-year-old single mother with HIV, who struggled to shield her child from the life she had of abuse and neglect. Hager remains involved with UNICEF and is currently chair of the agency’s Next Generation initiative, which is dedicated to reducing childhood deaths around the world.

Hager is also co-author of the children's books Read All About It! and Our Great Big Backyard. In October 2017 she co-authored the non-fiction book: Sisters First: Stories from Our Wild and Wonderful Life with her twin sister, Barbara Pierce Bush. Hager holds a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Texas at Austin.

This year’s luncheon will be co-chaired by distinguished Oral Surgeon, Dr. Gregory Scheideman and his wife Sara. Dr. Scheideman has been recognized and honored for numerous achievements and contributions by various professional bodies, including the Baylor College of Dentistry and Odontological Honor Society, the TCU Alumni Board, and the TCU Pre-Health Advisory Board. His wife Sara has been involved in the nonprofit community for many years. She was founder and served as president of the Council for Life in Fort Worth for five years, and currently works with Human Coalition, The Salvation Army, and All Church Home. The couple has been married for 42 years.

Congressman Roger Williams and Patty Jung Williams will serve as honorary co-chairs of the luncheon. Congressman Williams attended and played baseball at Texas Christian University, and later returned to coach there after being drafted by the Atlanta Braves. He currently serves on the TCU Board of Trustees. Before serving as a Congressman, he served as Texas Secretary of State and Chief Liaison for the Texas Border and Mexican Affairs.

Patty Jung Williams is president of the Roger Williams Automall in Weatherford, Texas. She has also served and currently sits on the boards of various nonprofit organizations. She has won numerous awards for her work both in the business and nonprofit sectors.

Proceeds from the annual luncheon help The Salvation Army provide vital programs and services in Fort Worth. In the greater Fort Worth area, The Salvation Army operates a homeless shelter and social services center, two apartment buildings for the elderly, a substance-abuse rehabilitation center, two thrift stores, and a community center in the Northside area of the city.

Table sponsorships range from $2,500 to $100,000. Individual tickets are $150. For sponsorship or ticket information, please contact vanessa.palmer@uss.salvationarmy.org or call (817) 344-1835.

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